August 11, 2022
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced the first successful demonstration of a new technique that improves particle beams. The team, in collaboration with UChicago, published its findings in a recent edition of Nature.
July 1, 2022
John Schiffer, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago and former director of the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory, died June 6. He was 91.
June 14, 2022
The 2022 recipients of the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division are Young-Kee Kim and Edward "Rocky" Kolb.
June 10, 2022
Abigail Vieregg, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, and the EFI, has been appointed the David N. Schramm Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics for a term beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2025. Rocky Kolb will continue as the David N. Schramm Director of KICP through the end of July.
June 10, 2022
Colin Scheibner, a graduate student of Professor Vincenzo Vitelli, has received a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship in the PSD for the 2022-2023 academic year. This award, one of the University of Chicago’s highest honors, is given in recognition of Colin's record of achievement and professional promise.
May 6, 2022
Young-Kee Kim is one of five UChicago scholars elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year, joining other scientists and researchers chosen in “recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”
May 4, 2022
Grace Chesmore, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Physics, and Celeste Keith, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will conduct research at Fermi National Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.
April 29, 2022
Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs, based across the United States and around the world. Professor Peter Littlewood was elected to Class I Section 2, Physics.
April 23, 2022
Elise Hinkle is in her second year at UChicago pursuing graduate studies in physics and working with Professor Ed Blucher, and is a member of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Collaboration. We interviewed Elise about her experiences below.
April 10, 2022
Undergraduate student Margot Young has recieved an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a five-year fellowship providing three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000, in addition to a $12000 educational allowance to the institution.
March 20, 2022
On February 17, 2022, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology elected Young-Kee Kim as a foreign member. Professor Young-Kee Kim is a global scholar in particle physics, and was recognized for her outstanding work as deputy director of the Fermilab Institute, representing a research group involving more than 700 people from 12 countries. Read the article in Korean here.
March 13, 2022
As a child, Buduka Ogonor would look out at the night sky and wonder about the physics behind neutron stars and black holes. Today, as a fourth-year student in the College at UChicago, Ogonor has continued to explore his fascination with physics through two programs at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.
March 13, 2022
Award-winning film presentation by Savannah Gowen demonstrates how training materials can be used to induce desired properties.
February 12, 2022
University of Chicago researchers at Chin Lab discovered how to create and manipulate a quantum phenomenon known as a "domain wall" - shown in this image as the lighter line between two groups of atoms. (Image adapted and color added from experiment data.)
February 6, 2022
Nine University of Chicago researchers, including the Physics Department's Prof. Edward Blucher, were named 2021 fellows of the AAAS for their distinguished contributions to the sciences.